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DAISYBELL6
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Party Hearty! (with pics)
Thursday, May 24, 2012      8 comments

I can't begin to describe my cabin birthday party this year. It was absolutely the best. The most important thing is that my friend who was in the hospital last year at the time of the party with a new diagnosis of colon and pancreatic cancer ... Read more
Positive Steps
Monday, May 14, 2012      7 comments

One of the beauties of maintenance is that you have the experience of success to bolster you when you struggle. Losing 90 pounds is a feat I want to cherish and protect. I sometimes forget that everyone has ups and downs. Its part of being hu... Read more
Struggling
Saturday, May 12, 2012      5 comments

I'm in a rough place right now and I don't understand it. Life is great! I just turned 65, got off unemployment and retired, and got all my insurance issues resolved. I and all my family are healthy, we have enough money...Life is good. But ... Read more
Am I Working Too Hard? Trying to be Honest
Sunday, February 05, 2012      9 comments

I bought myself a new treadmill (its actually used but new to me) right after Christmas. My old one was 20 years old and very wobbly. It has served me well and is now in a friend's home serving her! Anyway...Along with the treadmill I receive... Read more
One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Wednesday, January 04, 2012      15 comments

Although it wasn't my plan I appear to have been in maintainance mode since last January which means I have maintained a 90 pound weight loss for 1 year! ... Read more
TRYING A FEW NEW THINGS
Tuesday, December 13, 2011      9 comments

I recently read a book by Geneen Roth about compulsive eating and thought some the ideas she presented made a lot of sense. So I am trying a few new things. 1 . Only eat when I am hungry (what a novel idea! lol) 2. Eat the food I ... Read more
I'm Feeling the Season!
Thursday, December 01, 2011      10 comments

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with our daughter's family in their new house, came back home and decorated our house inside and out. Today we are having a lovely December... Read more
Status Quo...It's all good!
Monday, August 29, 2011      9 comments

I have been staying between 176 and 180 for months now, no matter whether I am eating and exercising at peak or at minimum. I just keep rolling around those 4 pounds and I have finally come to the point where it is ok. This is for life, it is ... Read more
Having fun Processing!
Saturday, July 30, 2011      9 comments

As I mentioned in my status today, I got a food processor to make my new hobby of healthy cooking more interesting. I am having a ball! So far I have made soup, cole slaw, banana nut muffins, bread and salsa. And I only received the processo... Read more
Monument Gulch Geocache/Hike (with pics)
Sunday, July 24, 2011      9 comments

We've been spending a lot of time hiking for geocaches this summer and I've been having a ball. We're new at this and have a lot to learn, but we're having a lot of fun. This is me at the top of Monument Gulch trail this weekend. ... Read more
Maintenance Sucks
Wednesday, July 06, 2011      11 comments

My experiment with maintenance (just staying within 3 pounds of my current weight) is not working well. I have been eating at my upper level of calories (and over a couple of time) and I have really reduced my exercise. I guess in my mind when... Read more
Surprise Gift (?) from my Doctor
Tuesday, June 21, 2011      16 comments

I went in for my annual checkup yesterday. It was so nice to not have any problems or complaints. We reviewed my progress and my stall in weight loss. I was discouraged...she was pleased that I had lost 6 pounds in the last 6 months since she... Read more
Getting Stronger Every Day
Tuesday, June 14, 2011      10 comments

I reset all my streaks for the summer. I made several MD appointments for June. I reviewed my favorite recipes. I increased the weights I lift by 10%. I made some summer fitness appointments with friends. I feel refreshed and renewed! ... Read more
Spark Streaks Helped Me
Monday, June 13, 2011      8 comments

I've always known that evening snacking has been a problem, but I didn't realize how big a problem. I thought that in the last 2 years I had really "managed" that part of my weight problem. However, I decided to make a Streak of "Don't snack m... Read more
Life is Good
Friday, June 10, 2011      8 comments

I just want to touch base and let you know that even though I am "struggling" and "tweaking" and making changes, I am doing great. I am healthy, happy and strong. I still have an obsession with food but am learning daily how to manage it. I a... Read more

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